The United Kingdom has stated that it will take an action by sactioning any election offender in the forthcoming Ondo and Edo governorship election.
The sanction could include restrictions on their eligibility to travel to the UK, restrictions on access to UK-based assets, or prosecution under international law just as it did after the 2019 elections.
The statement was published via twitter on Tuesday, this is coming 24 hours after the United States imposed visa restrictions on politicians who masterminded violence and rigging of the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States.
The British High Commission has urged the parties to make sure their members steer clear of the use of violence or any electoral rule violation.
The statement read, “The UK takes a strong stand against election-related violence and just as we did in the general election in 2019, we will continue to take action against individuals we identify as being responsible for violence during elections
“This could include restrictions on their eligibility to travel to the UK, restrictions on access to UK-based assets or prosecution under international law”.